Senior Estimator

Location: Watford

Central Pre-construction Team

Job Role:

Taylor Woodrow is looking to recruit a Senior Estimator to join their pre-construction team based in Watford.  Reporting to the Chief Estimator, the Senior Estimator will be responsible for leading the production of the prime cost across major transportation and energy projects



  • To oversee as applicable other Estimators working in the bid team to ensure the prime cost captures the programme. Methodology and risk profile developed by the bid team.
  • Responsible for initiating and leading tasks and processes, taking responsibility and being accountable, where relevant, for the work and roles of others whilst exercising broad autonomy and judgement.
  • Maintain own awareness of current requirements and future developments of Health, Safety and Environmental law affecting construction.
  • Develop competence in the application of IT skills to estimating and the production of project and corporate documentation.
  • Ensure that all supplier/subcontractor enquiries are sent out in accordance with the Supply Chain Strategy document.
  • Pricing from first principals earthworks, drainage, hard landscaping and reinforced concrete works as applicable.
  • Maintain own knowledge based on VINCI working practices and the industry as a whole.
  • Assist development of other estimating staff.
  • Present to Senior Management in a clear and concise manner, the build-up of the prime cost.
  • Represent the company at client-facing meetings.
  • Record post-tender negotiations with the client, and action any changes to the tender arising therefrom.
  • Support as applicable, the Chief Estimator and Joint Venture staff in the production of detailed estimates.


Person Specification

  • Previous experience in estimating within civil engineering
  • Degree or equivalent in civil engineering is preferable but not essential
  • Excellent IT and communication skills


To apply for this role, please send your CV quoting reference IW-EST to

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